More than 1 in 5 CSU students is First Generation A CSU First Generation student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree. We know that celebrating First Generation students isn’t enough. The mission of the First Generation University Initiative is to help them succeed. When our First Generation students succeed We Succeed #ProudToBeFirstGen For some First Generation students, attending and graduating from CSU is more than the standard achievement. It's a chance for a better life. It's higher lifetime earnings It's lower unemployment It's a landmark moment in their story We’re committed to First Generation students, providing them with support and guidance that address their unique needs.